That nuclear winter that everyone in Fallout wanted so badly? It's here, thanks to this awesome New Vegas mod.
Check out the fantastic first trailer for Fallout: The Frontier, a huge mod that goes all-out with its winter theme:
Specifically, Frontier features quests that have you surviving against the harsh elements -- the developers note that moral choices will ask you to choose between "doing the right thing and trying to survive." This will also mean taking up hunting and trapping as a means of providing for yourself, curiously enough.
The mod also features a big weather overhaul. Weather now has an effect on your character, and you'll need to equip the right stuff to make it through. The weather is dynamic, too -- you can expect to have warm days suddenly turn into cold ones, thanks to nuclear winter. Frontier also adds things like mist, snow, rain, as well as smaller details like snow footprints, and being able to see your cold breath. You'll also need to worry about things like frostbite, along with snow-specific enemies.
There are of course enhancements that aren't related to weather. For example, Frontier adds aerial dogfights, destructible items, cryotech weapons, and more, and you can also expect classic Fallout inclusions, like new vaults. Overall, the developers are estimating that it's about as big as the Mojave Wasteland, which is nuts.
And in case you're interested in the nitty gritty of the story:
Mr. House may have saved New Vegas from being destroyed, however The Frontier wasn't so lucky. What was once a majestic and a buzzing city, is now reduced to a shadow of its former glory. It slowly became a city of ice shrouded in mysteries. Rumours of these mysteries have travelled far and wide from the few who managed to escape the icy ruins.
With the NCR and the Legion locked in a bloody stalemate, the possible means to end this war once and for all has intrigued both sides. Now the NCR and the Legion are vying for control of the Frontier.
All in all, Frontier sounds like a very ambitious Fallout mod. But if this snazzy trailer is any indication? We have lots to look forward to once it actually drops.